78 RPM records, LPs, and a few cassettes from Istanbul. Minneapolis based 78 RPM DJ and music fan Pepper Patriot brought in some circular treasures from his recent travels abroad to Turkey and the Balkans. “I was telling you about some 78's I had collected in Istanbul: halk turkusu, or what I like to call Turkish blues; sanat, or Turkish classical music done by Zeki Muren (the Turkish Liberace); Bengali film music featuring some amazing steel guitar; Moldovan and Georgian tunes on CCCP state sponsored folk records.”Check out the blog for the playlist.
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Zeki Müren (6 December 1931, Bursa – 24 September 1996, İstanbul) was a Turkish singer, composer and actor. He was famous for his compelling voice and precise articulation in his singing of both established Turkish classical music and contemporary songs. He was awarded the title of "State Artist" in 1991 for his contributions to art. The artist, who has also given to start the first Turkish Gold Record Award, have filled music experience of more than six hundred records and tapes throughout, has composed more than three hundred songs.